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Eddie Lucas paced the
Hokies with 14 points
in loss to UMass.

 

Offense Struggles in Loss to Umass

Men's basketball squad falls to 5-5 with 55-40 setback.


January 2, 1999

Box Score
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Charlton Clarke scored 18 points and Massachusetts used some stingy defense to beat Virginia Tech 55-40 Saturday in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both teams.

The Minutemen (4-6) led 23-17 at halftime and pulled away as Virginia Tech (5-5) shot 31.1 percent from the field in having its two-game winning streak snapped.

Clarke was 6-for-12 from the field and 5-for-6 from the foul line, where he scored his final points.

Eddie Lucas had 14 points to lead Virginia Tech.

Clarke hit a jumper to start a 7-0 run that gave Massachusetts a 45-32 lead. The Minutemen led by as many as 16 points in the closing minutes.

Kitwana Rhymer had half the points in an 8-0 run that gave the Minutemen a 23-13 lead. Free throws by Lucas and a jumper by Dennis Mims brought the Hokies within six points at halftime.







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*St. Joseph's outrebounded Virginia Tech by a whopping margin of 43 to 24 and easily defeated the Hokies, 68-50, before a sellout crowd of 3,200 at Alumni Fieldhouse on January 25, 1997. Four players scored in double figures for the Hawks with Dmitri Domani leading the way with 16. Terrell Myers tallied 13 and Rashid Bey and Arthur Davis 10 each. Ace Custis led the way for the Techmen with 13 points and eight rebounds. St. Joe's was ahead, 34-18 at the half and never was threatened after intermission. It was St. Joseph's first victory ever over a Tech team.